New MEPs have an awesome responsibility - no less than the future of the planet
by Jagoda Mu
The EU has a long history of big business-friendly deregulation. This push to weaken or block new legislation and to scrap existing rules, especially environmental and social protection laws, is often misleadingly described as cutting 'red tape'.
Friends of the Earth Europe is working to ensure that the essential EU regulations keeping people and the environment safe are upheld, not undermined. We are promoting the benefits of strong laws to protect people and planet, and exposing the real big business agenda behind deregulation.